“A Glorious Journey Together” is a memoir of my maternal great grandfather, Fielding Lewis Guyer, written by Diane Lowrie. Based off of many taped recordings of “Whitey” describing his adventures, archival 8mm footage, hundreds of old photos, written correspondences, and thorough genealogical research, this book represents a labor of love more than two years in the making.
“Whitey” (as he was known to some) was a man born at the turn of the century in 1902. He experienced Prohibition and survived the Great Depression, riding his motorcycle across the United States to find work as a “leatherneck”, building oil derricks. He was a Freemason, a union worker, a father, grandfather, and an adventurer from a different time.
A Glorious Journey Together by Diane Lowrie is available for sale at Verbatim Books, or from my online shop (as an e-book or trade paperback).
The intersection of botanical sciences, data visualization, and fine art.
I was approached by the wonderful folks at The Travelers Club to speak about zines and the process of creating them for a workshop series called Each One Teach One, hosted by IDEA1 Apartments in East Village. I enthusiastically agreed and put together some helpful resources and information in a presentation for your viewing pleasure. Browse my slides or download and print the zine templates I've provided below.
Diane Lowrie came to me looking to create a new tri-fold brochure to describe her expressive art therapy services and workshop rates, as well as give a brief definition of expressive art therapy practices in general. She provided me several of her previous brochures and we went through them together while she explained more about what she liked and didn’t like about them. Armed with that information I formulated this design, supplementing the photos she provided of her former students with some of the photos I previously shot of her artwork.
Sundays Quarterly is a collaborative zine series produced over the course of a few limited Sundays each year at Burn All Books’ studio. Illustrators, designers, poets, writers, photographers, and artists of all kinds are invited to contribute a page of work and take part in the risograph process.
Each Sundays Quarterly will have a theme that it will share with the Burn All Books zine reading series Left on Read. With each quarterly publication planned to be released at the following Left on Read event.
This quarter’s theme is Nature/Internet!
Various business and promotional cards I've designed for clients, friends, and myself.
Miniature 2013 Calendars, laser printed on acid free paper, with coated metal comb binding. Each measures around 3.5W x 8.5L” .
I created these tiny calendars as holiday gifts for friends and family at the end of 2012. Each calendar had a different set of photos — photos I sourced from each of the recipients’ social media accounts (though primarily Instagram). My goal was to create a personalized calendar for each person that featured photos from their adventures, traveling experiences, and everyday life from the prior year(s).
My knowledge and proficiency with graphic design software has vastly improved and expanded since these were created, 6+ years ago. This older project is a valuable point of comparison between a newer calendar design I created at the end of 2017. The 2018 photo calendars had the benefit of my much improved technical skills, and using Adobe InDesign I drafted the newer design in far less time, and much higher quality than it’s miniature predecessor. The 2013 calendar design was created from start to finish in Adobe Photoshop. I created a blank template with an empty square frame acting as a placeholder that would eventually contain the photo for each month. I formatted the text uniformly for each month on separate layers then painstakingly plugged in each one of the images to the corresponding month, hiding layers as I worked my way through the year. Each page was saved as an individual .jpg that I arranged onto 8.5x11” sheets to maximize the amount of prints per sheet and waste as little paper as possible.
Featuring illustrations of Japanese mythical monsters, also called Yokai.
The model has requested I protect her anonymity online by not showing her face, which is why I have obscured it in the images of the set of posters where it would be visible — posters are still available for purchase in all 3 prints and all 5 color combinations and unlike the images displayed here, the actual posters are not watermarked and the model’s face is not obscured.
Risograph Posters, 11x17“. Offset Duotone and Tritone photographic prints in a number of color combinations. Printed with soy ink on acid free paper and sealed with non yellowing fixative and archival sealant spray to prevent smudging and fading despite exposure to sunlight and age.
2018 Photographic print wall calendar, laser printed on acid free card stock with coated wire coil binding. Dimensions: 8.5Wx11L"